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Wolf Blitzer delivers the most important breaking news and political, international, and national security stories of the day. Tune to The Situation Room weekdays 5-6:30pm ET on CNN.

September 26th, 2013
08:06 PM ET

Syrian rebels are radicalizing

Late Tuesday night, a collection of some of Syria's most powerful rebel brigades made an announcement: They declared their rejection of a moderate, Western-backed interim government and embraced Sharia law as "the sole source of legislation." The announcement marks a growing divide among the rebels and makes the U.S. wary of sending arms to the opposition. CNN's Barbara Starr reports on the al Qaeda-linked groups who are strengthening their influence and the dwindling number of moderates left on their own.


Filed under: Barbara Starr • Syria
September 26th, 2013
07:44 PM ET

Nick Clegg on the "White Widow" and talks on Syria

Wolf Blitzer talks to the United Kingdom's Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg about the Interpol search for the so-called "White Widow" and developments in talks over Syria's chemical weapons stockpile.

September 12th, 2013
08:04 PM ET

Bashar al-Assad's cousin speaks out

Wolf Blitzer asks Ribal al-Assad, cousin of Syrian president Bashar al-Assad, which side in the conflict used chemical weapons and whether the U.S. should arm the rebels.


Filed under: Bashar al-Assad • Chemical weapons • Syria
September 12th, 2013
07:47 PM ET

Bipartisan anger over Putin's op-ed

"I almost wanted to vomit."

On Capitol Hill, lawmakers in both parties responded with anger to Vladimir Putin's New York Times op-ed piece. CNN's Dana Bash reports.


Filed under: Congress • Dana Bash • Syria • Vladimir Putin
September 12th, 2013
07:41 PM ET

Putin's swipe at Obama increases tension

Tense diplomatic relations between Russia and the U.S., including some personal attacks by Pres. Vladimir Putin, appear to complicate the Syria crisis further. CNN's Jim Acosta reports on the latest in the negotiations.


Filed under: Barack Obama • Jim Acosta • Syria • Vladimir Putin
September 12th, 2013
07:11 PM ET

Syria signs chemical weapons ban

News that broke in The Situation Room: Syria's ambassador to the United Nations says that the country is now a "full member" of the Chemical Weapons Convention, an international treaty that banned chemical weapons in 1997. CNN's Nick Paton Walsh looks at what happens next for the al-Assad regime's stockpiles.


Filed under: Bashar al-Assad • Chemical weapons • Nick Paton Walsh • Syria
September 11th, 2013
08:29 PM ET

Mission Impossible: Syria's stockpiles

Among the international community, there is near unanimous support for a proposal to seize and destroy the al-Assad regime's stockpile of chemical weapons. But skeptics say that even if all parties can come to an agreement, the task itself is impossible. CNN's Tom Foreman and Gen. James "Spider" Marks take a look at what it would take to secure Syria's chemical weapons.


Filed under: Chemical weapons • James "Spider" Marks • Syria • Tom Foreman
September 11th, 2013
08:02 PM ET

Can we trust Putin?

He's "part of the problem, not the solution," says Sen. John Cornyn–and the Republican from Texas is not alone. Many on Capitol Hill doubt that Vladimir Putin will follow through on a plan to get Syria's al-Assad regime to turn over its chemical weapons. CNN's Brian Todd reports.


Filed under: Brian Todd • Chemical weapons • Syria • Vladimir Putin
September 11th, 2013
07:36 PM ET

Noted Syrian "expert" in hot water

Her research was referenced several times in Congressional hearings on Syria; Sen. John McCain and Secretary of State John Kerry mentioned her by name; and she's even been seen here on CNN. But new evidence has surfaced that Elizabeth O'Bagy from the Institute for the Study of War may have lied about her credentials and concealed her affiliation to rebel groups. CNN's Barbara Starr reports.


Filed under: Barbara Starr • Syria
September 11th, 2013
07:07 PM ET

Obama slammed by GOP ally on Syria

Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee has been a strong Republican ally of the White House. As the ranking Republican on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, he has been supportive of the president's plan to strike Syria– until now. He tells CNN's Dana Bash that Pres. Obama is "not comfortable" being commander-in-chief.


Filed under: Barack Obama • Bob Corker • Senate • Syria
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